The Hawkeye- 02/27/2013

When someone mentions a local ballet, visions of sugarplum fairies and a large group of eight year old girls clumsily dancing the nutcracker comes to mind. One does not typically think that a ballet based in a suburb such as Brandon, could have professional dancers who can convey hundreds of emotions with the turn of a wrist or the kick of a leg, but that is exactly what the dancers of the Brandon Ballet do..

http://www.hawkeyenews.net/commentary/2013/02/27/the-brandon-ballet-dancing-into-the-spotlight/

Tampa Bay Parenting- 01/2/2013

As for Yaima and Octavio, they are pursuing their American Dream with ballet slippers firmly in hand — hopeful the community will join them on the journey at the Brandon Ballet.

http://tampabayparenting.com/article/going-for-the-dream/

Sarasota Herald Tribune: Brandon Ballet"Dancing Trough Generations" Dance Review- 11/19/2012

— it is clear he has intentions of bringing the Brandon Ballet to a whole new level

http://arts.heraldtribune.com/2012-11-19/section/review-brandon-ballet-aspires-to-a-new-level-under-octavio-martin/

The Tampa Tribune- 09/12/2012

Martín’s passion is contagious. He wants to excite the Brandon and Tampa communities about ballet, building on the enthusiasm for dance he’s already seen in the students and families at Brandon Ballet.

http://tbo.com/brandon/former-cuban-ballet-dancers-bring-expertise-to-brandon-ballet-491656

Osprey Observer- 09/6/2012

The Brandon Ballet Welcomes A Change In Artistic Direction

http://www.ospreyobserver.com/2012/09/the-brandon-ballet-welcomes-a-change-in-artistic-direction/

Tampa Bay Times- 08/25/2012

Driven by his humble upbringing in Cuba, Octavio Martin hopes to bring a dance revolution to Brandon.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/cuban-defector-comes-to-brandon-ballet/1247417